A variety of temporary buildings was erected, including a shop and a dance hall. Most of these were demolished or removed when the Canadians left at the end of the war. The living quarters, however, were taken over by the construction firm Balfour Beattie, who used them to house their workers who were building a new road – the present A83, from Arrochar to Inveraray – to replace the Old Military Road through the hills.
When this project was completed, the buildings passed to SYHA (the Scottish Youth Hostels Association) who, during the later 1950s, adapted them for use as a Youth Hostel. It appears as a well-established hostel in the SYHA handbook for 1963. Two decades later, the wartime buildings were showing their age and SYHA decided to build a new hostel on the same site. The present hostel, a one-storey, wooden building, was erected and the old buildings were then demolished. The new hostel, complete with a two-bedroom apartment for the wardens and their two young daughters, opened in 1976.
Externally, the hostel remains virtually unchanged today, although internally the dormitory, kitchen and bathroom areas have been altered and modernised over the years – a process that continues today. All that remains of former buildings on the site is some concrete foundations, almost hidden in the grass.